Traffic Engineering and Operations Office
During their lifetime, a person will spend thousands of hours driving, walking, biking, or riding. The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is ensuring that each of those trips -- whether in a car, on a bus, bicycle, motorcycle, or by foot -- is as safe as possible, particularly for Florida's growing number of senior residents.
Florida leads the nation with 18.1 percent of its population aged 65 or older. By the year 2030, 27 percent of Florida's population is projected to be 65 or older, with 1 in 4 drivers being 65 or older. To meet the challenges faced by our aging population, FDOT established the Safe Mobility for Life Program (Topic Number 000-750-001) in the State Traffic Engineering and Operations Office. While the program focuses on the safety and mobility of Florida’s aging road users, it has the added benefit of improving transportation safety for all residents and visitors.
In 2009, the FDOT partnered with the Pepper Institute on Aging and Public Policy at FSU to create a statewide coalition to help address the specific needs of Florida’s aging road users. Working together we are implementing Florida’s Aging Road User Strategic Safety Plan to reduce crashes for Florida’s aging population by improving their safety, access, and mobility.
For any questions on our Safe Mobility for Life Program or the coalition, please contact:
Gail M. Holley
Safe Mobility for Life Program and Research Manager
Florida Department of Transportation
State Traffic Engineering and Operations Office
605 Suwannee Street, M.S. 36
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0450
For updated information and resources, please visit our website: www.FLsams.org